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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein proposes an experiential flipped classroom learning model where she believes there a  great opportunity to change the predominant didactic model of education that is especially prevalent in upper elementary through graduate school education.

 

"UDL is a strategy, a process that provides opportunities for all students, not just those with special needs (but I believe all learners have special needs), to be successful learners. This is the same goal for the flipped classroom model designed as an experiential learning cycle.

 

This model has experiential learning at the core of the learning process with the content videos supporting the learning rather than being the core or primary instructional piece. Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.. Simply put, experiential learning is learning from experience. Experiential learning can be a highly effective educational method[ It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning)"

 

Thank you Jackie for your insight in creating this model where all learners can experience success!


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Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

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Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 9:48 AM

This article provides some "brain science" and discusses how the flipped classroom can be applied to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 1:33 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

wernerio's curator insight, August 2, 11:27 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

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Fair Use in Education and Research — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

Fair Use in Education and Research — Columbia Copyright Advisory Office | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Fair use offers an extraordinarily important opportunity for educators, researchers, and others to make reasonable and limited uses of copyrighted materials. Clipping, cutting, pasting, uploading, posting, and many other activities that are common at the university may be copyright infringements or may be within fair use. When do you need to think about fair use? Some example situations:
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One of the best websites for anyone seeking to understand fair use of copyrighted materials in education.  The fair use checklist developed by Kenneth Crews is a fine tool.

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Stephen (Steve) Evans's curator insight, July 14, 7:29 AM

Good resource for copyright information.....

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, July 14, 11:23 AM

This is a hot toping in K-12 and Higher Ed. - Columbia U is offering some information and guidelines. Take a look at their examples. 

Ashley Anne Abeling's curator insight, July 15, 9:03 PM

Goes along with our first blogs of the semester! Great resource to refer back to.

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Accessites.org-The Art of Accessibility

Accessites.org-The Art of Accessibility | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

(Website). A showcase and awards site featuring accessible, usable, universal, standards-compliant, and stunningly designed web sites..."Accessibility is of great concern in the creation of a truly universal site. After all, if a web site’s content cannot be accessed, it’s not a very good website to that person or group. One example: Let’s say a page bears meaningful text-content in a image. If that image isn’t visible or readable, and if alternate text isn’t provided, the content will be lost. It might be just fine for you, but for others it may be quite difficult to deal with. We like to see sites meeting a minimum Priority 1 Accessibility Checkpoint rating."


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Great set of criteria and a checklist for creating accessible websites.

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How typeface influences the way we read and think

How typeface influences the way we read and think | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

...And why everyone hates Comic Sans MS "Typography is one ingredient in a pretty complicated presentation," Cyrus Highsmith, a typeface designer and author of the book Inside Paragraphs, told me over the phone. "Typography is the detail and the presentation of a story. It represents the voice of an atmosphere, or historical setting of some kind. It can do a lot of things."


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An interesting read about typeface and the psychology behind it. Watch the embedded video about Helvetica. 

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 18, 2013 4:45 PM

I always liked Comic Sans...

Hélène Guerriat's curator insight, July 15, 1:13 AM

"Typography is the detail and the presentation of a story. It represents the voice of an atmosphere, or historical setting of some kind. It can do a lot of things."

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Curation in Learning | Ben Betts is...

Curation in Learning | Ben Betts is... | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ben Betts: We can think of digital curation as being useful to us in four broad roles that I’m calling Inspiration, Aggregation, Integration and Application. Inspiration is how I term curation that is done by other people on your behalf, outside of a formal learning environment.  Aggregation is the same thing, but done within a formal learning context.  Integration is a more personal curation process; how individuals blend new learning experiences with existing thoughts.  And finally Application is how individuals apply new insights in the real world; how we individually manage knowledge on a day-to-day basis.  I capture this flow in a simple matrix that demonstrates how the four types of curation can flow into each other in a continuous learning cycle:

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Thought provoking.  The concept of resources not courses is both disruptive and inviting. 

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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's comment, July 7, 1:38 PM
Great article. Thank You!
Angel Rivera 's curator insight, July 10, 12:29 PM

¿Qué es curar contenido para el aprendizaje? ¿Qué debemos priorizar al respecto?

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Vicki Davis: How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

Vicki Davis: How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The Maker movement is a unique combination of artistry, circuitry, and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Certainly, learning by doing or "making" has been happening since our ancestors refined the wheel.
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Here's a classroom teachers take on Making and what it brings to teaching, learning and thinking.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 3, 4:17 PM

Here's a classroom teachers take on Making and what it brings to teaching, learning and thinking. 


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Unsplash | Free High Resolution Photos

Unsplash | Free High Resolution Photos | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.
10 new photos every 10 days.
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Photos are licensed under Creative Commons 1.0 . This is a public domain designation, copyright free.  Keyword search or scroll, you'll find some very high quality photography you can use for your web work.

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Explore what careers are right for you – About - – eParachute

Explore what careers are right for you – About -  – eParachute | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you a recent graduate searching for what to do with your education? Or a career-changer wondering where else you could go with your hard-earned skills? Or a job-hunter who just doesn't like the options in front of you?

Dream up your next career with eParachute:

Discover your most loved strengths,
Explore hundreds of potential career paths, and
See how well careers match what you love to do most.

Inspired by the best-selling career guide of all time.
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This is the 21st Century version of the classic job search book: What Color is Your Parachute.

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asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 1:35 AM

This is the 21st Century version of the classic job search book: What Color is Your Parachute.

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Free Security Check Ups | StaySafeOnline.org

Many computer security vendors offer free computer security checks for your computer.
Visit a link below to check your computer for known viruses, spyware, and more and discover if your computer is vulnerable to cyber attacks.
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Be aware, but don't live in fear.  Here's a list of security checks you can run on your computer. Remember Ben Franklin's words: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Quiz Archive

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Quiz Archive | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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I have a great respect for Larry Ferlazzo. He's an accomplished educator and a well known blogger.  Here is a link to all of Larry's posts on Quizzes.  Thanks Larry for a great selection of tools and ideas!

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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
After conducting a systematic literature search across disciplines, our researchers have identified roughly 1,600 relevant academic journal articles, conference proceedings, and graduate dissertations on e-learning and virtual teams published in the past decade.
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Here's a literature review of E-Learning research from a top academic team out of Canada. 

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 29, 11:03 AM

SUPER!!!

Scott J. Simmerman's curator insight, July 20, 9:45 AM

Engagement is about involvement, and motivation is much about personal growth and learning, so eLearning is a more and more common solution to workplace issues. If we could only make things more relevant and more impactful with these trainings; so many simply don't help people feel more a part of the team and aligned to the group goals. But we are making progress...

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Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them.

Algorithms Are Only As Intelligent As the Humans Behind Them. | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Automated learning pathways are currently a hot topic in discussions on education because those pathways have the potential to personalize learning and provide timely intervention for students. With automated pathways, also known as adaptive learning, the instruction changes based on the students’ current levels of understanding. In some cases, adaptive learning is teacher-directed. In this case, teachers push new content to their students based on the learners’ previous performances. In other cases, the pathways are “system-generated” so the technology “automatically” adapts to meet the needs of individual students. The latter option is far more controversial because it elicits this question: Are algorithms replacing teachers? What if the system “misunderstands” and doesn’t provide students with the proper support and intervention?1
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Does the future scare you or entice you with a smile?  Would a system generated response to your answer be more reliable than one offered by an old school (i.e. flesh and bone) teacher.


This article will help think about algorithms and online teaching and learning.

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, June 28, 4:26 AM

A multiple choise test can be designed to aid learning or not, as can an adaptive learning system. The motviation and pedagogic understanding of those who make it is critical.

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Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out

Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Researchers are trying to understand why the vast majority of students fail to finish free online classes and who is signing up for the classes to begin with.
One widely quoted dropout figure for students in massive open online courses is 90 percent. The number would be staggeringly high for a traditional class and has been used to cast doubt on the promise of MOOCs.
The number is simple to come up with: take the number of users who register for a course and compare it to the number still participating at the end. But is it fair?
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If attrition rates are the measure of an online class then MOOCs fail.

However, attrition is just one measure (and not the best measure) of a massive open online class.

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John Bostock's curator insight, June 26, 9:07 AM

About time we stirred the MOOC pot again - some interesting discussion following the article itself.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 3, 8:43 PM

If attrition rates are the measure of an online class then MOOCs fail.

However, attrition is just one measure (and not the best measure) of a massive open online class.

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Technical Brief: Students With Disabilities and Online Learning | [Universal Design for Instruction in Postsecondary Education]

Technical Brief: Students With Disabilities and Online Learning | [Universal Design for Instruction in Postsecondary Education] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Students with disabilities require unique support in the online learning environment. Many higher education instructors assume that all materials available online are accessible to all students (Cook, 2002)...

This brief examines issues faced by students with disabilities in online/blended courses and strategies to address these issues as stated in the literature."

 

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Very helpful and straightforward technical brief . It provides a good summary of tips from literature.  Useful list of strategies and common modifications is provided.

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Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 22, 5:30 PM

Good resourceful information that I will share with staff. 

Robyn Jay's curator insight, August 4, 7:08 PM

Very helpful and straightforward technical brief . It provides a good summary of tips from literature.  Useful list of strategies and common modifications is provided.

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Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons

Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

moderator: William C. Uricchio, Literature at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Wendy Gordon, School of law, Boston University
author: Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Educational Films
author: Hal Abelson, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Pat Aufderheide, School of Communications, American University
published: March 20, 2014, recorded: April 2007

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Fair Use exists. It's stronger today thanks to the courage of documentary film makers who codified fair use into a statement of best practices for their art form. This MIT conference digs into the deep issues of fair use in media.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 2, 9:38 PM

Fair Use exists. It's stronger today thanks to the courage of documentary film makers who codified fair use into a statement of best practices for their art form. This MIT conference digs into the deep issues of fair use in media.

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What is Blended Learning?

This is "What is Blended Learning?" by The Learning Accelerator on Vimeo.

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Great video explaining the benefits of blended learning and how it's transforming learning.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 19, 11:00 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 3:46 AM

Great video explaining the benefits of blended learning and how it's transforming learning.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 16, 3:48 PM

Intéressant.

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Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer

Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
For all the importance we place on text, it’s an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.
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Infographics are eye-catching. Creating meaningful and accurate infographics requires a refined tool set and knowledge base. This article will help you with the tools! 

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:50 PM

Infographics make wonderful projects for your students. 

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 10, 10:43 PM

To quote the inimitable Hans Rosling, "You have to look at the data!"

Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 12, 7:45 PM

Some nice Infographic tools to try and some of them have options of quick start videos or quick start instructions/hints.

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9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial

9 Essential Principles for Good Web Design - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Web design can be deceptively difficult, as it involves achieving a design that is both usable and pleasing, delivers information and builds brand, is technically sound and visually coherent.
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Solid advice.  This article addresses usability and design for self-taught web designers.  

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Da Rajib's curator insight, July 7, 7:42 AM

Thanks for the article, Hope learner will follow your guideline. But I want to share different thing

if any one want to income some extra money by Teaching online Englishes classes He should check out the following link http://preply.com/en/skype/english-tutoring-jobs.

They are a great company & It's a great opportunity to get jobs for esl teacher .

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Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses

Ten Steps Toward Universal Design of Online Courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Implementing the principles of universal design in online learning means anticipating the diversity of students that may enroll in your course and planning accordingly. These ten key elements will greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of your course for students with and without disabilities.
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Great advice:


Step 1: Develop content first, then design.
Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.
Step 3: Include an accommodation statement.
Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully.
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asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 1:34 AM

Great advice:

 

Step 1: Develop content first, then design.
Step 2: Provide simple, consistent navigation.
Step 3: Include an accommodation statement.
Step 4: Choose CMS tools carefully.
& 6 more!

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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more.
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A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 8, 10:18 PM

Some great tools here. Well worth checking out. 

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 1, 5:18 AM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 3, 8:35 PM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

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Harold Jarche: Ask What Value You Can Add

Harold Jarche: Ask What Value You Can Add | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Thinking of adding value should be the first stage in curation, PKM, or any professional online sharing. That value could be just parking things for easy retrieval. It is definitely not filling activity streams with massive amounts of unwanted information. Find ways to separate signal and noise.
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Jarche on curation: Pay attention! 

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Personalized eLearning: A Customized Approach To Accelerated eLearning - eLearning Industry

Personalized eLearning: A Customized Approach To Accelerated eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The concept of "Personalization" can easily be understood from taking a closer look at some of the existing digital technologies that all of us use. For instance, from the browser that you use to roam the Internet, to the email and messaging systems that you use to stay connected with friends and family, to the digital boxes you use to watch TV shows and movies online - they all offer personalization and customization options.

However, when it comes to eLearning systems, "personalization" takes on a whole new meaning. Personalized eLearning is the act of customizing:

The learning environment (e.g. how the content appears to the learner - font sizes, colors, backgrounds, themes etc.)
The learning content itself (e.g. audio, video, textual, graphical etc.)
The interaction between facilitator, student and the learning content (e.g. mouse, stylus, tap/swipe, keyboard; e.g. using "Gaming", Quizzes, Online discussions, Demonstrate-do-check-reinforce, Adaptive learning approaches, Tutorials)
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In my work I concentrate most on the interaction between students and the interactions between facilitator and students. 

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EduClick_España's curator insight, June 30, 7:21 AM

The concept of "Personalization" can easily be understood from taking a closer look at some of the existing digital technologies that all of us use. For instance, from the browser that you use to roam the Internet, to the email and messaging systems that you use to stay connected with friends and family, to the digital boxes you use to watch TV shows and movies online - they all offer personalization and customization options.

However, when it comes to eLearning systems, "personalization" takes on a whole new meaning. Personalized eLearning is the act of customizing:

The learning environment (e.g. how the content appears to the learner - font sizes, colors, backgrounds, themes etc.)
The learning content itself (e.g. audio, video, textual, graphical etc.)
The interaction between facilitator, student and the learning content (e.g. mouse, stylus, tap/swipe, keyboard; e.g. using "Gaming", Quizzes, Online discussions, Demonstrate-do-check-reinforce, Adaptive learning approaches, Tutorials)

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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson - YouTube

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Co...
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Johnson ends this video by saying "...chance favors the connected mind."  Do you get good ideas from the intricate weave of information delivered by the internet?

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Blended Learning at MIT


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This is a 3 page position paper, with resources written in 2012.

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David Bramley's curator insight, July 6, 12:47 PM

This post is from 2012, but I guess MIT would want to claim they were ahead of the game!

 

I like it because it looks at a definition of blended learning and poses design questions.  But I particularly like the, 'Pre-course - Course - Post-course model it suggests, with the Course element having face-to-face interaction.  Looking at blended design in this way can help answer the question:  What is the best use of the face-to-face time I have available?

Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 10:05 AM

This research paper provides a more detailed account of Blended Learning.  It discusses real world examples that can easy be applied to the Flipped Classroom.

Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 9:52 AM

MIT sponsored Scratch and my students just thrive with that to learn the basics of computer science. Very important!

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What Disruption? Online Education and the Status Quo - PC Mag

What Disruption? Online Education and the Status Quo - PC Mag | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"William Fenton: Despite grandiloquent claims about changing education—or the world—today's most popular online courses largely reinforce the status quo of higher education. This isn't to say that online courses aren't useful for many learners. As I have stressed in my reviews of edX, Coursera, Khan Academy, Udemy, and Udacity, online courses provide the tools with which adult learners, particularly tech-savvy self-starters, can pursue continuing education at little or no cost. "

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.